Black Lace Elderberry Shrubs have attractive pink flowers Close-up of the flower of Black Lace Elderberry Shrubs Black Lace Elderberry Shrubs produce pink flowers and dark purple leaves
Black Lace Elderberry Shrubs have attractive pink flowers Close-up of the flower of Black Lace Elderberry Shrubs Black Lace Elderberry Shrubs produce pink flowers and dark purple leaves

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Black Lace Elderberry Shrubs

Sambucus nigra 'Eva' Black Lace

Black Lace Elderberry shrubs are a stunning flowering shrub. The intense purple black leaves are finely cut, giving it a look that is similar to Japanese maples. The Pink flowers in the spring contrast well with the dark almost black leaves. The flowers are followed by blackish red berries in the fall which can be used for making elderberry wine and jam, or left on the plant to attract birds and other wildlife. Elderberries are known as a super-fruit.

Growzone: 4-7

As Low As: $59.95

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3 Gallon Pot $59.95
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Espoma Bio-Tone Starter Plus
4 LB Bag
$16.95
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6 LB Bag
$16.95
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Original Jr.
$25.95

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Black Lace Elderberry Shrubs produce interesting purple-black leaves that are finely dissected, giving it an effect similar to that of the Japanese maple tree. Beautiful pink flowers in spring provide a nice contrast to the dark palmate leaves. In the fall the flowers are followed by blackish-red edible berries.


Growth Zone: 4-7
Mature Height: 6 to 8 feet
Mature Width: 6 to 8 feet
Classification: Broad Leaved deciduous shrub
Sunlight: Full Sun to part sun
Habit: Mounding
Flower Color: Pink flowers spring to early summer
Foliage: Purple Black Foliage
Pruning Season: Prune after flowering
Soil Condition: Any moist well drained soil
Water Require: Water well until established
Uses: Extremely attractive when used as a focal point in the mixed border, mass planting, or a specimen planting. Provides nectar sources for pollinators.
This Plants Growzone: 4-7 Black Lace Elderberry Shrubs Hardiness Zone

How to Care for Black Lace Elderberry Shrubs

We suggest when planting your newly purchased Black Lace Elderberry shrubs that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because more times than not these products will retain entirely too much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Black Lace Elderberry shrubs to spread through the loose, nutrient rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. We recommend Bio-Tone fertilizer at planting


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